What with previous games having multiple endings, many people will be wondering if the same applies to Resident Evil 3. Here we'll uncover all the endings of Resident Evil 3, how to unlock them, and explain what happens in them.
Warning: This article contains spoilers for the endings of Resident Evil 3. Read on at your own risk!
On this page:
- All Endings in Resident Evil 3
- How Many Endings Are There?
- Ending Explained
- Rewards for Completing Resident Evil 3 Campaign
All Endings in Resident Evil 3
Resident Evil games often feature multiple endings, unlocked either through certain choices, finding certain objects or completing the game in a certain way. We'll cover what endings are available here in the Resident Evil 3 Remake - but it might not be what you expect.
How Many Endings Are There?
Resident Evil 3 has only one ending, despite there being some choice-based elements close to the end of the game, and the fact that the original game it's based on did have multiple endings. There's no way to unlock any others, though there are consequences for beating the game that'll effect further playthroughs.
Resident Evil 3's ending isn't too complex, only leaving a few things unspoken and in the background, inferred through documents and certain comments made by characters like Nicholai. Umbrella is revealed to be the ones trying to destroy their own vaccine, not wanting the information that they were responsible for the outbreak to be revealed in any way. Nicholai is working for them; initially pretending to help the survivors but in reality there to clean up all evidence of Umbrella's wrongdoing. It's why he destroys the vaccine at the end - he's simply being paid to do so by the company that made it, and both Nicholai and Umbrella want to see Raccoon City bombed because it effectively scrubs their fingerprints off the whole thing. The labs, the virus, the Tyrants - all are vaporized in the blast, and the only loose ends now are Carlos and Jill, neither of whom have enough evidence to truly convict and bring down an organization as powerful as Umbrella.
The game concludes with Jill saying that the two of them are dedicating themselves to Umbrella's destruction, leading to the events of future games. She also appears to keep the broken vaccine vial as a reminder of events, and the company's inhuman attitude to life.
Rewards for Completing Resident Evil 3 Campaign
Aside from Achievements and Character Models, the main reward for completing the game for the first time is the Shop, which opens in the "Bonuses" section of the main menu. You can buy additional items, weapons, upgrades and costumes here, funded by points given for completing Records and your ranking in beating the game.
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